Happy Thursday. It’s yet another umbrella day, with rain starting up (and hardly stopping) from midday. However, the good news is that from tomorrow it’s looking like 6 straight days of seeing the sun!

If you are longing for a fresh air, car-free New York City then you are in luck — the Earth Day open streets celebration from Union Square to Times Square is on Saturday, April 23. Read more…

It started as a story about Walgreen’s closing — and ended up as a deep dive into the history of One Times Square, beyond the scaffolding and now-empty aisles once stocked with travel-sized shampoo… Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New public transport boss talks safety and strollers. (amNY)

The number of marijuana stores and trucks grow in New York’s gray market landscape. (Gothamist)

The State budget is about to be passed — here’s what might be in and out. (Gotham Gazette)

On the job — starting at 4:30am — with a New York sanitation worker. (CNBC)

Tens of thousands of library items have been returned to the New York Public Library since late fees ended, including some books loaned 50 years ago. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

It looks like we’ve found a cohort of young children ready to become the interview team for W42ST. “Last Wednesday we were honored to have a visit from 1st and 2nd graders from PS212 and their teacher Bryan Andes. The children asked a lot of questions: from how we came up with the name Domus, to how we chose the location, how and where we purchase the goods we sell, how and when we run sales, and the changes we had to implement during COVID. Lots of thoughtful questions that we were delighted to answer. We had a great time! Little did we know that the children enjoyed the visit too and created the most wonderful drawings of our store, including the best portrait of Luisa EVER!” said Nicki from Domus on W44th Street.

Happy birthday to Scott Sobol.